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Koutech CBL-PSA512V-100 5V/12V Power Over eSATA cable with SATA HDD Adapter

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Koutech
Model
CBL-PSA512V-100

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Cable

Features

Features
Power Over eSATA connectors will provide 5V & 12V bus-powered via its connectors
Eliminates the requirement for a separate power source with Power Over eSATA connectors, while maintaining compatibility with the existing eSATA connector form factor
Supports both 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drives
Supports SATA & SATA II drives
Connector: One (1) SATA 7-pin Female
Connector: One (1) SATA HDD+Power 22-pin Female
Length: 100cm (approximately 39 inches)

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  • Ronald R.
  • 11/19/2012 7:28:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: excellent for shopwork

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Works well highly recommend

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  • Kenith H.
  • 8/29/2011 7:44:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Working Great

Pros: Works, very nicely with SSD. Cheaper than dealing with USB 3.0 for now. So I don't have a 16GB USB 3.0 slow flash drive. Instead I got a 64GB eSATA super fast iPod sized drive. I much rather have the storage space and speed vs tiny size.

Must research drive speeds! To many folks out there are looking at "Oh, sata 2 is 300MBps or 3Gbps" Refreshing the little b is bit and large B is byte. 8bit = 1 byte.
That doesn't mean that is how fast your drive is. That is just how fast the bus is.

A SSD reading at 285 and writing at 275 will blow away any USB 3.0 flash drive reading at 85 and writing at 25

Without doing your research, you could buy a drive expecting great speeds and NOT get them! Then you are quick to pass your judgement saying USB 3.0 bites when in fact it does not.

Cons: None on the product itself. Power over eSATA does NOT draw enough power to work for power hungry hard drives. I did my research in advance and bought me a Kingston SSD and it works flawless.

Other Thoughts: Please refrain from putting Tech Knowledge at High if you don't plan on researching your item first! Reviews are ment to help others in their decisions, and bad reviews due to lack of proper knowledge hinders what the review process is all about!

Newegg needs 2 things to improve the review process.
1: Consumer Friendly Rating - 1 difficult to use to 5 easy for everyone to use
2: Vote on a users Tech Knowledge - 1 send the user back to grade school to 5, this user knows what they are talking about. This way we can filter out the responses we shouldn't be taking seriously.

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  • Jonathan E.
  • 8/28/2011 6:04:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: These are far superior to externally powered docks. I purchased 10 of these for my employees to use for data recovery and troubleshooting HBDE. Tossed out our combersome docks. Really shines since you do not have to dissassemble a hard drive shell common in laptops to fit in a dock. Also no need for external power source.

Cons: Vendors do not usually advertise if their ports are esatap (hp or dell business models confirmed). Buy one to test first if you need many like I did.

Other Thoughts: We've taken our external usb hard drives out of their shells to use with these for the performance boost esata offers. Be sure your external is sata inside before you void warranty!

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  • Timothy W.
  • 7/1/2011 5:18:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: It works.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I don't know about 12v power, but for a 5v HDD, you do not need a Koutech controller to use this cable. You only need a powered eSATA port, AKA a USB/eSATA combination port. If you can't plug a USB wire into your eSATA port, then the port isn't powered.

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  • Richard E.
  • 5/16/2011 8:32:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUSB will power both disk drives!

Pros: A little clarification. I did some further testing. My molex to 4 pin came in and I was going to move the 4 pin back to the floppy. The floppy is my only way into recovery console with the Raid O/S disks. Anyway, I took the floppy power off the card, but decided to test it with just the usb power that I had attached yesterday, to see if USB alone, will power two disk drives. The answer is yes. The motherboard on this family member's photo and video server is a p5w dh. The spare 9-pin usb port on the motherboard supplies enough 5 volt power for - what? - maybe an array of 4 usb ports. So I don't know if that is enough power to run 4 external 2 1/2 inch drives, but in my testing the two 3.5" hard drives seem like they are getting plenty of power and there is no trouble.

Cons: Continue: When I had trouble before, with just the floppy power, I noticed it immediately with the PS/2 mouse - the mouse kept freezing - I had to jiggle it constantly. In thinking about it, I haven't googled this, but I would bet $100 that a ps/2 mouse uses 5 volts, not 12. (maybe I'm wrong, lol)

So yesterday I put all the hunches together, and figured out that I was having a problem with not enough wattage on the 5 volt line coming from the psu to the floppy. That still seems amazing to me, but nothing else explains it. So today, with just the usb, it IS receiving all the 5 volt amperage it needs to power two 3.5" drives.

I presume the card is getting enough 12 volt power from the pci-e 1x slot it is in.

Anyway, I decided not to re-connect the floppy power even though I now have two adapters. My reasoning is: if I lose the usb power, which is pushed right up against my graphic board, then the power over esata will not work at all, and I'll know I have lost power.

Other Thoughts: cont: But if I reconnect the floppy power, then lose usb power I could think it's ok, try to use 2 cables & damage my hard drives again.

HERE'S A CRAZY THOUGHT!

I love the Cavalry $50 box. But if it ever died, I could lay two hard drives on top of the case - right-side up - there IS clearance from the circuit board under the drive - power them with 2 of these cables, then take the huge 200 gig folder I want to backup Raid1, right-click "Copy" in My Computer, go to a drive "Paste" then the other drive "Paste", and watch the action.

I just timed it with test folder 22.45 gigs: 8 mins exactly, versus 5 min 2 sec with Cavalry Raid 1 box - that's 60% slower (but still faster than usb of course.)

Another alternative - do the same - but both drives in XP soft Raid 1. (Google it.) Timed 9 mins 2 sec write, 6 min 10 seconds read - xp raid obviously is "true" raid 1 - faster reads.

So your cool Raid 0 or 1 array is just 2 disks lying on top of your case. LOL

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  • Richard E.
  • 5/16/2011 4:21:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPower and esata in one cable - HOT!!

Pros: Yes, you need the $40 pci-e 1x controller card for this to work right - but then - man does it work. If you get carried away like I did, and figure on getting two of these cables, be warned that you actually might have to fully connect BOTH the usb and the floppy power - read the review on the associated card.

I had tempermental issues with running two drives - I ended up having bad sectors on $240 worth of two enterprise drives that I RMA'd back to newegg. Now I think it was a lack of 5 volt power to the card that goes with this cable. I had the floppy power hooked up, and the cable was working - but not both cables at once. That seemed strange. I got a Raid 1 going in bios, did some testing in XP, and then strange stuff started happening. Lost one drive, then a week later, the second went bad. Now, as of two hours ago, I have everything working, because I realized that for two drives worth of power, the floppy 5 volts is not enough, you need the usb 5 volts also.

Cons: not a con - cable is sweet - you will need the little $40 controller card to make it work.

I think the Cavalry cada esata external box for two drives, with built-in raid controller, for raid 0, raid 1, spanning, or jbod, is unbelievable for $50. I was going to pursue it for $300 with $160 worth of hard drives, then a day later it dropped $90 and became unbundled! Amazing. I really don't know how well that would work in Raid 0 because I have it in Raid 1 as an external backup that stays off most of the time, and I put upgraded enterprise quality 1 tb drives in it. And I still will have one more backup device - a usb external 2.5" for once in a while, in case the entire mirror of the Cavalry box gets stolen or the house catches on fire, or whatever. But I tested it, and it's easy to break the mirror, and with raid 1 you don't lose anything when you do. Each disk is right there, a copy of the other.

Other Thoughts: If you decide to get this and the card, don't worry about lack of documentation, just read the feedback. The drivers install without a hitch. The controller is based on the silicon image 3132 chip. The windows gui interface works, you can find it on google, I think it's the sil image SataRaid5 software. But if you are also running Matrix Manager on your ICH7R or later chipset, the xp 3132 raid software will blue screen you. But you don't need it - the bootup separate bios routine creates the raid, deletes it, takes off the metadata (low level format) etc. The board takes a 9-pin usb connection - cable comes with the card. The board takes a 4 pin floppy power connection. Your psu has that, or get a molex to 4 pin adapter. The other 4 pins on the card are for jumpers, marked J2. Unused. Ignore them.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 3/8/2011 4:47:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery handy. Wish there was one just a little shorter...

Pros: Excellent for having easy, and true hard drive speed access to external hard drives. Have a collection of drives, and frequently boot to these drives for various development projects.

Cons: would be nice to have one that is not quite as long, but that may be a signal propagation issue... not sure...

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  • D. A.
  • 1/20/2011 10:50:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great.

Pros: It allows me to connect 2.5" or 3.5" HDDs to my computer without an additional power source or having to open the case or disconnect another HDD to use its SATA slot. It supports 12V and 5V power.

Cons: This technology is limited to a 1 meter cable. Not the cables fault.

Other Thoughts: I use it with the GWC Add-On Card Model PZ2921 Item #N82E16815296002.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/26/2010 8:59:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCable

Pros: I am guessing it would be nice.

Cons: Did not know you had to get pci-e controller for it to work. Tried it with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820816001 and it did not work. I am still new to eSATA but I am learning.

Other Thoughts: I does make sens that it would need more power just like 3.5" external USB drives need external power source. No eggs dropped do to my lack of info.

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  • Michael T.
  • 5/20/2010 8:18:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDid not work for me

Pros: Great idea, light weight method for attaching 2.5 or 3.5 sata drive on ExpressCard with a laptop.

Cons: The cable did not work for me. I got their eSATA express card to go with the cable. I tested the express card with another eSATA cable and device and the eSATA express card works. With this cable I also get power to the drive, because I can feel the drive spin. But, there is no signal path because the drive is not recognized. I'm running W7x64 and the drivers loaded automatically.

Other Thoughts: The cable is pretty long, which is a disadvantage for me because I'm portable. I like the idea, but it did not work for me. Other reviewers say it works, so maybe I will test the cable on another system. Good luck.

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